“What?” Looking at Feng Xuexin leaving so soon, Fang Qiu suddenly felt conspiratorial. So many people blocked the road just now. It must have something to do with Feng Xuexin.
“Alas, why do I have such a friend?” Fang Qiu heaved a sigh.
After Feng Xuexin left, the door of the clinic was temporarily closed by the staff, waiting for the time to open the free clinic.
Fang Qiu paced back and forth in the clinic and familiarized himself with its furnishings. He then wiped the table clean before sitting down and resting with his eyes closed.
Fang Qiu knew that this was the last two episodes of the program, and the record of this episode was completely about the practical treatment. As for him, this was a great opportunity to promote Chinese Medicine.
Therefore, this time, he must take this opportunity to publicize Chinese Medicine. He would thoroughly show the prescriptions of medicine and other aspects so that the audience could have a better understanding of Chinese Medicine.
After thinking for a while, Fang Qiu slowly opened his eyes, showing a confident smile, ready to welcome the arrivals of the patients.
The director looked at the time and said, “It’s about time. Open the door.”
The PD stepped forward and open the clinic’s door.
However, the door of the clinic had just opened.
The PD, the VJ, and all the other staff were shocked by the huge crowd of people outside the clinic.
The PD asked with a confused look on his face, “There are so many people. How can Fang Qiu see all these people?”
“What do you look at? Tell them to line up!” Director Li Huawen rolled his eyes at the PD, then rushed forward and said, “The free clinical treatment is about to begin. Although it’s free, we can’t rush it. Please line up first and come one by one. If there are emergency patients, you can come directly to me.”
As he spoke, Li Huawen called in a few staff members who followed him. They were on the scene to maintain order and arrange for everyone to line up.
After more than 20 minutes, the people finally lined up.
But because there were too many people on the spot, the team lined up to the other end of the street. They couldn’t see the end at all.
Seeing this situation, Director Li Huawen came to the consultation table with a wry smile and said to Fang Qiu who was ready to start, “At least 2,000 people outside.”
Fang Qiu was also stunned. “So many?”
2,000 people. What did that mean?
Even if he didn’t sleep for 24 hours in three days, he wouldn’t be able to finish seeing all these patients.
Thinking of this, Fang Qiu frowned and thought for a while. Then, he stood up and walked to the door of the clinic. He said to those who were lining up, “As a doctor, I’m supposed to treat all the patients equally, but there are too many people coming here today. I’m here to ask you, if it’s just a simple problem, please queue up later and leave more opportunities to those patients who are seriously ill. Thank you for your cooperation.”
After that, Fang Qiu bowed to the people to express his sincerity.
Upon hearing that, many people in the queue were moved by Fang Qiu’s remarks. Those who didn’t feel sick and just wanted to check their bodies all left the line and went to the end of the line to leave the opportunity to those who were seriously ill.
“How about this?” The director thought for a moment and said, “I’m going to ask the staff to do some calculation to see what kind of health problems they have. We can pick some patients from them. Otherwise, there will be too many people. It’s impossible to see them all.”
“All right.” Fang Qiu nodded.
Li Huawen said, “When the collection of information is done, we can talk to them and persuade those who are not ill to leave.”
“Okay.” Fang Qiu nodded at once.
This was a quite good suggestion.
Although Fang Qiu also wanted to see all the patients, he didn’t have enough time. If he continued to see them like this, he would collapse before he was able to see all the patients.
A moment later, everything was ready.
The free clinical treatment officially began.
The PD who guarded at the entrance finally let the first patient in.
It was a woman about 30 years old, with a child of four or five years old.
Fang Qiu took a closer look.
It could be clearly seen that the cheek below the child’s right ear was red and swollen as if it had swelled up.
“Dr. Xiao Fang, can you check the kid’s Big Ears?”
The woman took the child to sit down at the consultation table and then let the child sit on her laps. She immediately twisted the child’s head gently so that Fang Qiu could see it clearly.
Fang Qiu smiled faintly. “It’s mumps.”
He knew that “Big Ears” was a kind of nickname for mumps.
The woman asked, “I’ve seen other children get this disease too. It shouldn’t be too serious, right?”
Fang Qiu smiled faintly. “It’s okay, it’s not serious.”
Mumps was an acute infectious disease mainly caused by fever and swelling pain under the ears. Most of this disease happened when the patient was in the infancy or in the youth, especially when the patient was at the age of 3 to 6.
Fang Qiu said, “Although it’s not a serious disease, it’s infectious, so I can treat the child with acupuncture. The effect will be faster. If I apply medicine to treat it, the effect will be much slower.”
“Then let’s use acupuncture.” The woman nodded immediately and said, “Our kid is not afraid of pain.”
The child also said at once, “I’m not afraid.”
“All right.” Fang Qiu nodded with a smile. Then he got up and went to the medicine cabinet to take a box of silver needles, from which he took out the three-edged needles.
The acupuncture treatment of mumps immediately appeared in his mind.
The selected pressure points were: Jiaosun, Erjian, and Shaoshang.
He came to the woman, squatted down, and looked at the child carefully. Then he located the acupuncture points on the child’s body. After the conventional disinfection, he pinched the needles with his left hand and inserted them into the points. His right hand waited until the three-edged needles were inserted into 0.5 to 1 inch.
While his fingers were twisting the needles, he secretly transferred his internal Qi into the meridians of the child’s acupoints.
Fang Qiu said, “Take the child there and have a rest. When it’s time, I’ll take the needles out for the child.”
The woman immediately took the child to an empty seat by the wall and sat down, quietly waiting.
Fang Qiu sat back at the clinic table again and shouted, “Next one.”
When the PD was about to let the next patient come in, there was suddenly a loud cry. “Ouch.”
Fang Qiu raised his head to have a look.
He saw that a man was waiting in line outside the clinic. He was in so much pain that the man was covering his stomach. The blue veins in his temples bulged out because of the pain. He squatted down feebly and fell directly to the ground.
Seeing this, the people in the queue panicked.
The PD and Director Li Huawen who had been waiting in front of the door could not help but panic.
“Hurry up, hurry up, prepare the hospital bed.”
The people in the front of the line hurriedly shouted, “What are you waiting for? Hurry up and carry him in.”
As they heard the shout, the several people in the front immediately ran over, lifted up the man who was in great pain, and ran into the clinic.
At this time, the staff of the crew had already got the sickbed ready.
They carried the man in and put him on the hospital bed.
Fang Qiu hurried forward to check. “I’ll do it.”
Everyone also retreated outside the door and continued to queue up.
Fang Qiu stood in front of the hospital bed to examine the patient.
First, he touched the patient’s forehead and found that the patient had a slight fever. Then he quickly asked, “Do you only have abdominal pain? Don’t you feel other parts of your body hurt?”
The patient nodded with a pale face.
Seeing this, Fang Qiu immediately pulled off the patient’s clothes and then pressed gently on his abdomen, asking, “Does it hurt?”
The patient said, “It doesn’t hurt so much.”
Then, Fang Qiu changed another position and pressed it for a while. Suddenly, he stopped and asked, “Does it hurt?”
The patient replied, “It hurts!”
Upon hearing that, Fang Qiu nodded with understanding.
The PD came up and asked, “What’s going on? What’s wrong?”
Fang Qiu answered, “Acute appendicitis.”
Through the examination just now, Fang Qiu found that, in addition to slight fever and abdominal pain, the patient also suffered from abs tightness, slight pain on the abdomen as he pressed it, and rebound symptoms.
All these symptoms were related to acute appendicitis.
Plus the pulse-feeling, Fang Qiu was sure that the patient was suffering from acute appendicitis, as well as gastroenteritis.
The PD was nervous. “Acute appendicitis? Can it be cured?”
He had also heard of this disease, and he also knew that acute appendicitis needed to be cured through surgery. The effect of traditional Chinese Medicine was too slow, and the patient couldn’t wait because he was in too much pain.
That was why he asked. If Fang Qiu couldn’t cure the patient, he had to arrange for the patient to have an operation in the county as soon as possible.
Fang Qiu nodded with absolute certainty. “Yes, I can.”
Then, he immediately turned around and took out the silver needles to get ready for acupuncture.
Next to him, the PD asked again anxiously, “Are you sure you can cure him? If you can’t, I’ll send him to the hospital right now. Don’t try to act tough.”
Fang Qiu comforted him. “Don’t worry. I can do it.”
No matter how hard he tried to pacify the PD, he still couldn’t calm down. And he was still particularly nervous.
After all, this matter was related to the show. It was said that acute appendicitis could kill people because of the pain. It would be great if Fang Qiu could cure the patient. If he couldn’t, not only the reputation of Fang Qiu would be ruined, but also the name of the show would be destroyed. And the program group should also be responsible for the patient. If so, it would cause a big disaster. How could he not be nervous?
Next to him, Director Li Huawen was also very nervous, but he didn’t say anything and chose to believe in Fang Qiu.
After all, he knew Fang Qiu’s strength.
“Hang on a little longer. You’ll be fine in a while.” Without hesitation, Fang Qiu took out a silver needle, comforted the patient, and immediately put the needle in.
The main acupoints would be appendicitis, large intestines, small intestines, and the adrenal gland.
The second group of matching points should be the stomach, spleen, sympathetic nerves, and subcortex.
After locating the acupoints, Fang Qiu directly placed the needles into the patient’s acupoints.
Fang Qiu didn’t let go of the needles until all the needles had been pierced and his internal Qi had been transferred into them.
At that time, on the hospital bed, the patient’s face was no longer as painful as before.
Fang Qiu instructed, “Have a good rest.”
The patient breathed a sigh of relief and nodded.
Next to him, the PD and Director Li Huawen heaved a sigh of relief at the same time.
Fortunately, nothing happened.
After leaving needles for the second patient with acupuncture, Fang Qiu immediately turned to look at the first patient, the child held in the arms of a woman.
“It’s about time.”
Fang Qiu walked over to the child with a smile and was about to pull out the needles.
At this time, the child’s cheek was no longer as red and swollen as before.
Fang Qiu took out the three-edged needles and then gently pressed the skin around the child’s acupoints.
Suddenly, blood gushed out.
With the flow of the blood, Fang Qiu found cotton balls and iodine to wipe the child’s cheek after he squeezed out seven or eight drops of blood.
“That’s okay.” After cleaning, Fang Qiu said to the child’s mother with a smile, “Be more careful when you go home. Be careful when you wash his face. Don’t stimulate it. It will be fine tomorrow.”
“Thank you, Dr. Xiao Fang.” The woman thanked him and left with the child in her arms with a smile.
At the same time, Director Li Huawen cast a glance at the staff. The staff understood and immediately followed up.